Portrait Session Outfits
Planning your session is part of the fun and adventure. All the details come together to create lasting treasures. So how do you choose clothing that compliments your personality and looks good on camera? We've seen a lot through the years and are happy to guide you through decisions.
We do not limit your number of outfits. However, our time together is valuable, so spending time changing fifteen times means less time creating portraits. Most clients choose 2-3 outfits. Often, one outfit is more formal and one outfit is more casual.
Yes to accessories, your style (whatever that may be) and yes to being comfortable. Express yourself.
Be true to who you are.
With that said, it's wise to avoid super bright colors that reflect onto skin (fluorescents). Avoid big logos or words that may only show partially on camera.
Can I dress up?
Of course! We love creating sessions that are uniquely you. We can even add after-effects that bring your story to life. Lightsaber? Magic Wand? Firebending Avatar? We enjoy challenges that inspire us alongside you. Let's create magic. We can make creative images the highlight of your session, or simply an image or two for fun.
Can I do hair and makeup?
You can definitely schedule hair and makeup before your session. Make sure that you communicate with your specialists so that you have a style that reflects you. We are happy to refer a few names of hair and makeup artists that can help you look your best. You do not need any fancy hair and/or makeup, of course. You're beautiful just the way you are :)
Can I bring a friend?
Adventures are more fun with friends. You don't need an assistant, but it can be helpful to have another person to help you look your best. I am careful to adjust anything that I notice, but I'm also paying attention to the camera, light, and scene. You don't need a stylist, of course. But it might be a good time!
Can I bring props?
Yes, props are welcome! We love showcasing what matters to you. Whether it's a guitar, a basketball, a car, or any other treasure, bring it along so we can incorporate it into an image or two. If you have a special idea for a concept session, such as a band photo or sports photo, let's work together to bring your ideas to life.
Remember the shoes
We do walk around on grass which may be wet or muddy. If you want fancy shoes in your photos, we recommend slides or slip ons to get from spot to spot. Then you can change into your fancy shoes for the photograph. Of course, we believe in comfy everything, so if sneakers are your style, feel free to wear them which whatever you like. Shoes can be an expression of your personality too. Wear your favorite kicks, or cowboy boots, or flip flops. All styles are welcome here :)
The Adventure Begins
We often wander and explore. You will not want to carry four bags overflowing with twelve outfits. And we may find ourselves away from an easy place to change. I recommend layers, such as a tank top, so you can change efficiently. Having one or two bags to carry your options and accessories will let us discover more places to capture you beautifully.
I am happy to answer any questions!